Earlier this month, Wal-Mart struck deal to buy Jet.com for US$3bn in cash

Why Jet.com purchase could boost Wal-Mart online

Wal-Mart's online business in the US has been growing but industry watchers believe the retail giant's expansion has been slower than the ch...

Confectionery under pressure for Nestle

Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

Food companies should welcome emphasis on reformulation over fiscal measures

England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Hain Celestial shares tumbled after Monday's (15 August) announcement

Hain accounting issue rounds off problem year

Shares in Hain Celestial nose-dived yesterday (16 August) as Wall Street responded to a surprise announcement on Monday late afternoon US ti...

US industry association GMA has labelled QR codes 'a good solution'

US companies gain crucial concession on GM labels

The new federal bill on the labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in the US includes a critical compromise which will allow the nece...

Tyrrells has long been at top of Amplify's strategic target wishlist

What lies ahead for Tyrrells and Amplify?

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, this week announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy private-equity-owned UK crisp f...

Kellogg on new targets, zero-based budgeting, managing revenue and Q2 results - 5 Things to Learn 11 Aug 16

Kellogg last week announced mixed second-quarter results, with growth in underlying operating profit above analyst expectations but reported revenue missing forecasts on Wall Street and underlying sales declining. However, the Special K and Pringles maker lifted its forecast for underlying earnings per share for 2016 - and raised its target for underlying operating margin for 2017/18. Its shares closed up on the day. just-food provides the most important talking points from what was a detailed announcement.

Australia's Woolworths touts progress, UK discounter Poundland sold - retail round-up, July 2016 9 Aug 16

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiatives to improve its performance. The month also saw UK discount chain Poundland accept a takeover offer from South African retailer Steinhoff.

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Unilever - Israel production licence not suspended

John Shepherd | 25 Aug 16 Unilever's GMP standard in Israel suspending pending salmonella probe findings

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out of a plant in Israel but stressed the company's manufacturing licence had not been suspended.

Tyson faces investor scrutiny on ethical issues

Dean Best | 25 Aug 16 Shareholder groups want Tyson Foods to work on ethical issues

Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, faces questions over the company's record on five environmental, social and governance issues, including animal welfare, its use of water and growing demand for plant-based foods.

Nomad Foods touts progress as H1 results worsen

Dean Best | 25 Aug 16 Birds Eye owner Nomad Foods said sales decline was easing

Nomad Foods CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker today (25 August) insisted the UK-based frozen food group was seeing its sales trends improve despite the Birds Eye reporting a fall in underlying first-half revenue and earnings.

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Mengniu grows sales but net profit slips

Mezzan Holding takes 70% stake in Al Safi Food Co.

Lower prices knock Sanderson Farms sales

Costa Group reports "outstanding" citrus showing

Natural Balance launches Nakd Posh Bits snacks

Brands drive Sanfilippo sales, profits mixed

Murray Goulburn profits rise, hits revised target 

Mondelez buys rest of Vietnam snacks business

Emmi's H1 results show push on profitability - the just-food interview with CEO Urs Riedener, part one 25 Aug 16

Dean BestEmmi CEO Riedener outlined work Swiss dairy group carrying out on profits

The first-half results from Swiss dairy group Emmi, published on Tuesday, demonstrated the company's recent efforts to improve its profitability. The figures included a cut to Emmi's forecast for annual sales but, nonetheless, the numbers pleased analysts and the company's share price rose. Dean Best discussed the performance with Emmi CEO Urs Riedener.

Organto Foods CEO Peter Gianulis sets out stall for Canadian organic group - interview 10 Aug 16

Katy AskewOrganto CEO Gianulis: 'I don't think we have any competitors trying to do what we are trying to do'

Organto Foods, a Canada-based fresh-cut organic produce specialist, has ambitious plans to develop its business into the world's leading organic produce brand. Katy Askew spoke to Peter Gianulis, president and CEO of the farm-to-fork produce group to find out how it intends to deliver.

How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's – interview 13 Jul 16

Katy AskewPatrick Cairns wants to grow Mrs Crimble's in the UK and beyond

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

Hain Celestial ends week with sign of optimism over Orchard House deal in UK

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 19 Aug 16

After starting the week with a surprise stock exchange announcement that hit its shares and called into questions its accounting practices, Hain Celestial could be set to receive a boost in the UK.

The sluggishness of FMCG in Europe laid bare

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 Aug 16

An indication of how tough trading conditions are in much of Europe emerged today (17 August) with figures from Nielsen suggesting in the second quarter of the year the region's FMCG sector had grown at the slowest rate since 2008.

WhiteWave Foods sets date for vote on Danone sale

John Shepherd, just-food editorial team John Shepherd | 16 Aug 16

US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.

Fighting obesity in children

Fighting obesity in children

The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.

Hain Celestial's problems mount

Hain Celestial's problems mount

The US group has capped a challenging 12 months with news the company may not hit its annual forecasts and an admission it needs to review its internal financial controls

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

The UK crisp firm is set for another owner after US group Amplify Snack Brands announced it had struck a deal to buy the business.

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.

How Brands Are Making Our Food Healthier

How Brands Are Making Our Food Healthier

This report, exclusive to just-food examines how packaged food manufacturers are responding to regulatory pressure and consumer demand for healthier products... Read more

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